We love helping organisations navigate the path to inclusion and belonging.
Wherever your organisation is on its inclusion journey—whether you’re just starting out, working in an inclusive culture, or anywhere in between—our training and consulting programmes can be customised to meet your needs. We are here to help you progress along the journey and create the sense of belonging we are all striving towards.
Have you ever met someone and your first impression of them proved to be completely wrong? Or maybe someone told you they misjudged you when they met you? Unconscious biases are social stereotypes regarding groups of people that individuals develop without their conscious awareness. They are usually developed through personal experiences, as well as through popular forms of media such as books, movies, and television. These biases may exist toward people of various races, ethnic groups, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical abilities and more. Interestingly, unconscious bias can be positive as well as negative.
Unconscious bias in the workplace can potentially impact recruitment decisions and employee development and appraisal, impairing diversity and retention rates, as well as promoting a disconnected culture. It impacts on the employee experience for all by bringing down morale and making some individuals feel alienated, ultimately leading to a lack of diversity within organisations.
The goal of Unconscious Bias training is to help employees understand and prevent bias-based decisions that may have negative effects on individuals and teams. We will explore how stereotypes, expectations, and assumptions based on race, gender, age, and other characteristics can create unfair or even discriminatory workplaces if left unchecked. This is executed by assisting people to identify unconscious biases in the workplace. Then, by demonstrating how to counteract unconscious bias, take steps to reduce the effects of bias on others. The reduction in unconscious bias can prove critical in enhancing workplace culture and diversity.
The Unconscious Bias training content includes interactive exercises and activities, as well as discussions which focus on raising awareness of common biases that can lead to discrimination in the workplace.
We design and deliver diversity, equality, and inclusion training programmes for everyone, from small teams to entire organisations, either directly or through train the trainer programmes, and work across all disciplines and levels within an organisation, from DEI practitioners through to senior leaders and boards.
Talk to us about creating a tailor-made programme to meet your organisation’s specific needs.